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    • Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

    • By: Allan Gurganus
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 49 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and fans alike fell in love with the voice of 99-year-old Confederate widow Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining and loquacious heroines in American literature. Lucy married at the turn of the 20th century, when she was 15 and her husband was 50. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique perspective on Southern history and Southern manhood.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Local Souls

    • By: Allan Gurganus
    • Narrated by: Allan Gurganus
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    With the meteoric success of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Allan Gurganus placed himself among America’s most original and emotionally engaged storytellers. If his first comic novel mapped the late nineteenth-century South, Local Souls brings the twisted hilarity of Flannery O’Connor kicking into our new century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a soulthern town then, and now

    • By Emeritus on 10-05-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Selected Shorts

    • Wondrous Women
    • By: Teolinda Gersao, Kim Edwards, Allan Gurganus, and others
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Marian Seldes, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Strong female protagonists grace this collection of passionate stories dedicated to mothers, daughters, wives, and lovers. A woman splurges on an irresistible coat that becomes her; a feisty teenager who has grown up as her activist mother¿s poster-child realizes the strength of her own convictions; and a young peasant woman saved from drowning is suddenly drawn to her rescuer and hopeful about her life.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Practical Heart

    • By: Allan Gurganus
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Plays Well with Others returns with a collection of four insightful, loving novellas. The works trace how far people will go, through social pretense, sexual and racial secrets, to preserve their own dignity, a necessary mythology.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Choppy Writing and Sinking Interest

    • By A+A on 01-06-05

    Regular price: $35.93

    • My North Carolina State of Mind

    • By: Allan Gurganus
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "My North Carolina State of Mind" is from the April 08, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Allan Gurganus and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • New Stories From the South

    • The Year’s Best, 2004
    • By: Allan Gurganus
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson, Pete Bradbury, L.J. Ganser, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The 19th addition of this annual anthology exhibits a collection of short fiction from award-winning Southern authors and rising stars including Edward P. Jones and Silas House. Each story’s derivation is explained in an illuminating note from the author following the rich and entertaining tales.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • New Stories From the South

    • The Year’s Best, 2006
    • By: Allan Gurganus
    • Narrated by: Sisi Johnson, Pete Bradbury, Cynthia Darlow, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Pages magazine says this collection represents “the absolute best in short literary fiction.” This installment exhibits a fresh batch of immensely talented writers, all of whom exemplify the level of accomplishment that has kept this acclaimed series running strong since 1985. Comprising 20 stories, this rich and varied collection features everything from a fresh take on the classic Southern gothic to a velvet-smooth work of erotic suspense.

    Regular price: $27.99